You’ve felt it. Joy. It starts small—a compliment, a smile, a beautiful day—and before you know it, it’s showing in your face, your step, your voice. Joy does that. It gets deep down inside you and soon starts overflowing all over the place, expressing itself through every nook and cranny it can find Sometimes you may even catch yourself humming or singing a tune because you just can’t keep it inside any longer.
Just imagine what David was feeling when he sang, “Let all who trust in you rejoice! Let them always sing for joy!” Think of Mary’s overwhelming joy when she sang, “My soul magnifies the Lord!” What was it that caused someone to sing, “This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!”? When joy gets hold of us we sometimes can’t help ourselves. And in some people that joy spills out in music, giving glory to the Source of all joy.
So if you suddenly feel the urge to break forth in song, know that such behavior is not just for Disney characters. God’s people have been doing that for millennia. He made us that way.
That’s something to think about.